No visit to Grand Canyon National Park is complete without a stop at Mather Point. Mather Point is one of the South Rim’s premier overlooks, allowing visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Canyon’s expansive vistas.

Recently, Grand Canyon National Park celebrated the completion of two years of improvements to the Mather Point and Grand Canyon Visitor Center area.

Picnic tables and increased viewing opportunities encourage visitors to linger and enjoy, and just east of Mather Point, a new rim-side amphitheater provides a location for informal ranger programs with the Grand Canyon as the backdrop. Accessing the viewing area has never been easier with the addition of a ramp accessible to the mobility impaired and the park’s free, fully accessible shuttle bus to the new shuttle stop.

A new theater at the visitor center, located just minutes from Mather Point, shows a recently released interpretive orientation film. The visitor center plaza area also now includes features that introduce visitors to the Canyon’s life zones as well as some of its flora and fauna.